With new president Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, Kazakhstan has seen minimum progress regarding people persecuted for their political and religious beliefs. The global community tries to make their contribution to this progress. Nevertheless, “religious” trials never end, and it’s impossible to acquit persons charged with “extremism” and “terrorism”. (more…)
The year of 2019 was very intensive for Central Asian states. Let’s remember the most important events of the departing year according to the materials of CABAR.asia journalists.
The recent elections in Uzbekistan have not changed the situation, but demonstrated the liberalization level in Uzbekistan, as experts say. (more…)
There have been many talks about “smart”, modern and safe city in Kyrgyzstan lately. Although Bishkek is one step closer to the overall digitalisation, the city that doesn’t have accessible environment for certain groups of people cannot be called a safe city.
According to experts, Kazakhstan needs to use Chinese investments as a launching pad into diversification of national economy.
In Kyrgyzstan, every fourth woman experiences work harassment. (more…)
Officials in Dushanbe deny any restrictions on the Arabic language study, but those willing to study it, cannot find the suitable courses.
There’s no official statistics regarding the number of protests in Kazakhstan. Therefore, the only source of information is publications in the media and data provided by non-governmental organisations.
The recent scandal with feminnale in Bishkek again emphasised fundamental problems in culture, which cannot be solved systematically. (more…)
What are the reasons for the new initiative of the National Bank of Tajikistan (NBT) on reforming the money transfer system? (more…)